Check out this guide detailing everything to know on Rare Qualities in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX; including a list of all rare qualities, a tier list, effects & more!
Recommended Rare Qualities To Have
This Rare Quality can be very convenient as it has a chance to restore PP of a learned move every time an enemy is defeated. You will be able to sustain longer dungeon crawls with this Rare Quality.
XP Boost increases the experience points you receive when defeating an enemy in the dungeon or after a boss fight. This also spreads to Pokemon in your Rescue Camps so they get a share of the experience!
Friendly Or Squad Up
These Rare Qualities will make it easier & highly likely for you to recruit Pokemon once you've defeated them in the dungeon. This can be especially important if you're underleveled and just started a dungeon.
This Rare Quality will make it more likely for you to find Tiny Apples in the dungeon as items on the floor. These Apples restore very little hunger, but if paired with another quality, Small Stomach, can fully restore your hunger! They can also be given to fainted Pokemon to recruit them.
Rare Quality Tier List
Thrown Item Boost
Forge a Path
Mind Over Matter
↑ The above information prioritizes hunger management for long, end-game dungeons.
List Of All Rare Qualities
All Rare Qualities In Mystery Dungeon DX
|Bargain||Items can be bought at a lower price from shops in dungeons.|
|Blast Control||Damage your team takes from explosions is reduced.|
|Brawl||The more enemies there are in a room, the more powerful your moves will be.|
|Defensive Rhythm||Whenever your Pokemon are hit by attacks, their Defense and Sp. Def are boosted. The effect only lasts for 1 turn, but it's useful when you're hit by a concentrated attack.|
|Evasive Rhythm||Whenever Pokemon are hit by attacks, their evasiveness is boosted, making it easier to dodge attacks. The effect only lasts for 1 turn, but it's useful when you're hit by a concentrated attack.|
|Food Finder||You're more likely to see Tiny Apples in dungeons.|
|Forge a Path||You can break through walls as you walk. But your Belly gets significantly emptier if you break walls, and you can't break any more walls if your Belly reaches 0.|
|Friendly||Pokemon you battle against are more likely to become your friends.|
|Funnel Fun||The rate at which HP restores naturally when Pokemon are in a corridor is greatly sped up.|
|Leap Ahead||The Pokemon behind you in a corridor jumps in front and uses a 1-tile move. After it uses the move, that Pokemon returns to its original spot.|
|Leave Half||An Apple, Max Ether, or Tiny Reviver Seed will remain in your bag after you use a Big Apple, Perfect Apple, Max Elixir, or Reviver Seed.|
|Link Boost||The power of linked moves is boosted. The more moves are linked, the more powerful they become.|
|Lonely Courage||When a Pokemon has no nearby teammates, it gets very strong.|
|Mind Over Matter||When a Pokemon steps on a Wonder Tile, its strength is restored, its bad conditions, such as being poisoned or burned, also heal.|
|Moving Up||Move Exp. earned when you use moves in a dungeon is increased more than usual.|
|Narrow Focus||Moves used in corridors will never miss.|
|Notorious Fasting||Pokemon won't take damage even when their Belly reaches 0. Beware that HP won't restore naturally while the Pokemon's Belly is empty, and they will take damage if they're in a wall.|
|Notorious Healing||The rate at which HP restores naturally is sped up.|
|Notorious Restoration||When you use items that help restore HP or fill your Belly, those items will restore more than usual.|
|PP Pouch||The PP of a learned move restores a bit when an enemy is defeated.|
|Rapid Bull's-Eyes||Moves that hit multiple times will never miss.|
|Recoil Boost||Moves that have recoil damage or moves that hurt the user if they miss are greatly powered up.|
|Riled Up||Attack and Sp. Atk are boosted when you take damage from an enemy.|
|Sales Pitch||Items can be sold at a higher price to shops in dungeons.|
|Shared Happiness||When a teammate's bad conditions are healed, a bad condition of another team member also gets healed.|
|Small Stomach||Whatever food you eat, it will fill your Belly completely. Be sure to chew your food well!|
|Squad Up||The more members you have on your team, the more likely it is that Pokemon you battle against will want to be your friends.|
|Squeeze Out||The PP of a move that has 0 PP may sometimes be restored.|
|Steamroll||Even moves that have no effect or are not very effective due to Abilities or bad type matchups will be able to steamroll opponents and deal damage.|
|Strike Back||When the Pokemon takes damage from an adjacent enemy, it reduces the Attack and Sp. Atk of that enemy.|
|Thrown Item Boost||Spikes and stones are powered up. On top of that, enemies won't be able to catch items.|
|Tight Formation||The more team members there are nearby, the lower the damage will be when Pokemon are hit by wide-ranging moves, such as Magnitude.|
|Wary Walk||When a Pokemon steps on a trap, the trap may be broken and disabled.|
|XP Boost||The EXP. Points Pokemon earn after defeating an enemy in a dungeon are boosted. On top of that, this effect also applies to Pokemon at rescue team camps.|
*Rare qualities affect your whole team.
What Are Rare Qualities?
Unique Passive Skills That Affect All Party Members
Rare Qualities are a new addition to the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, replacing the old IQ skills. These unique traits include various effects, from shop discounts to chance to regenerate PP when defeating enemies, which may vastly increase your Party's potential.
Rare Quality Obtained By Eating Gummies
A Pokemon will have a chance to learn new Rare Quality by eating a unique gummy item. There are 2 types of gummies; Rainbow Gummy, which has a chance to give your Pokemon a Rare Quality, and DX Gummy, which has a 100% chance of giving your Pokemon a Rare Quality.
New Recruits May Already Have A Rare Quality
There is also a chance that the Pokemon you've recruited may already have obtained a Rare Quality from the get go. Upon recruiting them, you will see a prompt that your new recruit has a Rare Quality. Keep track of what Rare Qualities your recruited Pokemon have to create an optimal team composition.